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Friday, 27 November 2015

I Spy With My Style Eye!

It's cold, it's winter and it's nearly Christmas.... It's glam season and not everyone wants to be in a practical coat!  Yes we want to be warm, buy hey we want to be sexy too!

If your heading out - day or night, you can jazz up any outfit with these fabulous coats or capes!  

Longline Chunky Pelt Faux Fur 

Very online
Miss Selfridge Swing Cape With Faux Fur Hood

Faux Fur Oversized Animal Print Coat

Grey Funnel Midi Faux Fur Coat
Was £80.00, Now £56.00

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Happy birthday to...

Today is my blog's 4th birthday and I've been thinking about what is it that I love about blogging so much - You see I love it more today than I did when I started out!

'Connecting with women' is the answer I've come up with - when I talk about my blog to women you realise that blogging is so mainstream now!  I no longer get "what's that?" response, but more "hey that's cool, what's it called?".

I have big plans over the next 12 months for my blog, so watch this space and I hope you enjoy the journey with me!  There are many ways you can get involved if your not already.

Sign up to get my posts directly into your inbox by simply adding your e-mail address into the box just under the header on my blog.  Don't forget to verify the first e-mail it send you!

Another way, is to see what I have to say in 140 characters - not easy some days!!!  Simply follow me @lovedbylizzi on Twitter

Love photos? So do I - I take lots of them; to remind me of things, capture moments or simply to add to my to do list!!  Follow me @lovedbylizzi on Instagram to see what I share, especially my outfits of the day (OOTD).

My Facebook page this time last year had around 33 followers, I now have 461!!  I'd love to get this to 500 by the end of the year.  It's an easy way to keep up with what I've posted on my blog, plus I share links of great articles that I think you'd love to read, share and like!

If your a fan, then please tell your girlfriends; share, forward the e-mail, or simply like & repost!

Thank you x

Saturday, 21 November 2015

One 2 Watch: 73 Questions with Anna Wintour

This coming Monday is the British Fashion Awards for 2015 - I can't believe that I was there this time last year with my friend Emma! For those of you who didn't get the chance to see my post on this, then simply click here for a read and a look at the pics!!

In 2014, Anna Wintour OBE won "Outstanding Achievement Award", which by the way will be awarded to Karl Lagerfeld this year (and so it should!).  For those of you who perhaps don't know this hard-working, no-nonsense British woman she's the Editor of American Vogue, and they have filmed one of their "73 questions" You Tube features on her.

My favourites answers include that she loves Starbucks for breakfast, she has a phobia of spiders, she misses our British humour, her guilty pleasure is none other than Homeland!! See, she is fairly normal...right?!

Have a watch for yourself... enjoy x

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Winter Trend: Cable knitwear

This winter season, forget the novelty Christmas jumper, the way to go is the Aran style of cable knit!  So hide away those old jumpers and invest in this gorgeous classic jumper.

This type of knitwear is traditionally seen in off-whites and creams, but with this Winter trend there is so much more colour choice than ever, including some great ones for the cool skin-toned amongst us with dreamy greys and blues too.  For me personally, I love the traditional cream; this also looks fabulous on men!!

This month's Vogue

Sarah Harris writes "Comfort & Joy", an article in this month's Vogue; Sarah talks about this trend, and says "That deliciously cosy, creamy coloured cable-knitted sweater that whispers good taste - and this season no cold-winter wardrobe should be without one."

I've done some searching around for you and I have found jumpers at all budgets, if you want to go classic then you need to opt for Aran wool, you'll know by the price-tag!

I'm loving this monochrome option from Zara, mixing off-white, cream and black for this modern and funky look - not too casual so you could get away with it in the office…

A very stylish cable knit by Superdry that I saw on House of Fraser, this one is available in either dark or light grey - perfect for those who cannot wear the traditional cream, this will suit cool skin-tones perfectly!

A modern looking cable knit by Reiss, this one is available in off-White or Black - I'm really loving this one!!

As seen in the Vogue"Comfort & Joy" article...

Combining two Winter trends here of both the knitted dress and the Aran knit, but could seriously hurt your purse!!

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Official Highlights from St Albans Fashion Week

St Albans Fashion Week have now updated their website with official photos - which I thought you might like to peek at!

But first if your on Facebook, you can take a peek at their film, simply click here

To view the highlights from the show - click here

And to view the back stage highlights - click here

Enjoy x

Saturday, 31 October 2015

St Albans Fashion Week: The Fashion Show

I've had great fun this week getting involved with the SAFW team and helping out at Graceland.  But the best part of the week for me was being Front Row at Thursday's Fashion Show at St Albans Cathedral - Spectacular venue and worth every penny.

It's not until you see the "behind the scenes" activity that you suddenly realise just how much work and effort is put into, well lets be honest, a 2-3 hour event!

Great work and great fun!

Front Row on Thursday's night was fabulous, the line up included; Graceland, D. Copperfield, Marc Cain, The Cutting Room, Wharton Goldsmith, LK Bennett, Anna Burns, Purple Menswear, Cancer Research UK (Styled by Caroline Jones), Galio Jewellers, Gatsby and Miller, Cara London, Simply French, Menspire, Jigsaw and French Connection.

Here are some of my pictures from the night, but to see the professional ones, you really will need to head over to St Albans Fashion Week website, I'm sure they will be loaded up over the next few days!

So the runway started with Graceland, and these were my two favourite…

I loved the detail on this long coat - one of my favourite items of the night…

I was so impressed with Caroline Jones' Cancer Research UK set, that I have to give this the "best styled" award of the night!!  I really need to get more involved with hunting out fab pieces from charity shops, especially as the lady on the right is wearing all my Autumn colours!!

(Caroline Jones is the one on the left - you can donate to her cause, by clicking here).

Simply French is a new boutique I discovered this week, and I've met the owners Lesley and Norma at the Graceland event on Wednesday night - fabulous ladies!  The red skirt below was my "favourite item" of the night, I simply loved the detail and texture of this skirt - very sexy!

But the "best dress" of the night, and the one I know most ladies would have love to steal - had to go to the Alexander McQueen red dress, by Graceland.

And the venue, well that was stunning too!


Well I knew I wanted to wear a dress, and with having the week off I had been shopping!!  I purchased this fabulous dress from Therapy by House of Fraser, I teamed this up with black shoe boots and I had a green/grey wrap which has a lovely brown fur trim, this was gifted to me for my birthday this year by my dear friend Naomi.

Image is from my Loved by Lizzi Instagram which you can follow here.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Grace: Your Style DNA

This post comes to you whilst I'm sitting in a cafe in Duke of York Square, London, I'm here to see the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery.

So last night I had lots of fun helping out - what I didn't tell you in yesterday's post was how poorly I've been this week, I've had no voice! I was a little concerned they may not let me help, but all was fine!

So the key message I took from Grace last night was to find your STYLE DNA, this isn't about following fashion trends, it's about understanding your style and to dress for yourself so that you enjoy the whole process - she also strongly believes that clothes should not be kept and stored, they should be worn, which is the ethos behind her independent boutique for vintage clothing - Graceland in Hitchin.  I've not yet been, but I will be now!

This dress is Alexander McQueen and was the welcoming dress at Welcome to Graceland, part of St Albans Fashion Week, in the stunning kitchen showroom of poggen pohl in London Road.

With plenty of Prosecco and canapés for all the guests, this was a fun night for ladies, perusing the dresses of both The Pretty Dress Company in collaboration with Immodesty Blaize, who was also at the event, and Grace's Pre-loved collection of some very expensive but absolutely fabulous dresses.

Here's Grace (right) with Immodesty Blaize, a burlesque model, just google her, she is so beautiful and makes a big statement for all curvaceous women!!

Here's the rack showcasing all the lovely dresses from Immodesty in partnership with The Pretty Dress Conpany, prices start from £95.

So tonight, I will be Front Row with my mother in law Carol, at the fashion show in St Albans Cathedral, the first of two nights for St Albans Fashion Week. I know that they will be showcasing clothes from Graceland, Simply French and we will also get to see Caroline Jones who is currently raising money for Cancer in aid of her mother, she has been dressing daily in charity clothes, so it will be fab to see what comes down the catwalk!

Don't forget that you can see pictures of the evening via my Instagram at Lovedbylizzi or via Facebook, simply search Lifestyle Blog - Loved By Lizzi 

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

#SAFW - Welcome to Graceland

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I'm so excited that tonight I get to help out with St Albans Fashion Week #SAFW with their event Welcome to Graceland.

Celebrity stylist, Grace Woodward,  has been one of my idols for years, I've loved watching her on Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model.  Tonight she will be giving out styling tips and ladies will have the chance to peruse key pieces from her own independent boutique Graceland.

I'm not sure what I will be able to get involved with, but keep an eye out on my Instagram as I'm sure I'll be posting as much as I can throughout the night!

If you fancy coming, you might still be able to get tickets (sorry to those that read this via e-mail - it will be too late for you by then).  Check out the details:

Welcome to Graceland
Poggenpohl Showroom, London Road
Time: 7pm-9pm

Tickets: £12.00

Click here to book…. and hopefully I may see you there!


Well the team have requested black, black and more black - this is perfectly fine with me!  I've cheekily treated myself to this lovely top from Biba, which I will be wearing with black trousers, heels and a blazer.

House of Fraser
Biba Button Detail Simple Blouse